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Knight Trail gun range may temporarily close Oct. 1
Beginning Oct. 2, Selby Public Library and Jacaranda Public Library will be closed on Sundays. Of the county's eight libraries, these were the only two open on Sunday. All eight Sarasota County public libraries will be open Monday through Saturday.
Sarasota County has issued a Request for Information seeking properties that might be available for a new 911-Emergency Operations Center. Here are the requirements.
Historical marker to recognize Riverview High School
The original high school was designed by noted architect Paul Rudolph, whose distinctive design helped define a sense of community during the school's 50 years of existence. Join the celebration 9 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4.
Pink fire trucks return to help fight cancer
The Suncoast Professional Firefighters and Paramedics, in cooperation with the Sarasota County Fire Department, welcome the Pink Heals National Fire Truck Tour to Sarasota Oct. 4 at Siesta Public Beach.
National Night Out comes to Urfer Family Park Oct. 4
Dragon boat, rowing, kayaks, cayuco and stand-up paddleboard in North Port. The event is free, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8, at Dallas White Park, 5930 Sam Shapos Way. Food, music and fun for the entire family.
How green is your thumb?
Let Sarasota County's Master Gardeners hone your skills at their 7th Annual Plant Sale Oct. 8. Plants for sale include edibles, natives and other Florida-friendly plants donated by local nurseries and growers.
Mobile health services
The Sarasota County Health Department's Health In Motion Mobile Medical Unit staff will provide free and low-cost health services at 16 sites around the county during October.
Ever wonder why some people are healthier than others and some aren't as healthy as they could be? The 2010 Community Health Survey of nearly 2,000 Sarasota County residents offers a glimpse into the health of our community.
Stand Up Fight Back as a group became involved in actively opposing a proposed dump at the Celery Fields in Sarasota, Florida, in February of 2017. I personally had been following the issue from abroad in Sweden and upon my return in Jan 2017 our steering committed agreed to officially proceed. I headed up the Celery Fields wing of our group and immediately began organizing events and public outreach to the County Commissioners. Along with hundreds of activists, thousand of hours and a massive amount of money, we won an impressive victory on August 23rd 2017 in defeating an industrial waste concrete crushing construction and yard debris facility situated within the 450 acres that is the Celery Fields.Dozens of members of our group were actively involved and showed up at every event, town hall, private meeting and all the public hearings. I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart to the top of the Celery Fields hill.This is a list of …